CB21, Cambridge
Competitive, per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, bringing together the people and organisations who can speed up progress, and investing in research to make life-changing breakthroughs possible.

By working at Alzheimer’s Research UK, you will be part of an organisation that has been recognised nationally as an outstanding place to work. In 2020, we were listed 39th in the prestigious Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For.  We were also awarded a 2-star accreditation by Best Companies, recognising outstanding levels of workplace engagement and were listed in the 75 Best Companies to Work For in the East of England.

A vacancy has arisen for a Policy Manager to join our dynamic and well-respected policy team. We work to support and influence the policy environment to ensure that scientists can undertake research to better understand the diseases that cause dementia and to discover life changing treatments. We are also working to prepare health systems to be ready for future dementia treatments.

Policy and Public Affairs is a creative directorate, and the post holder will have opportunities to take initiative and work on projects that take the charity in new directions. The postholder will report to, and work closely with, the Head of Policy as well as the wider Policy and Public Affairs teams. The role may include work in London and elsewhere in the UK.

Main duties and responsibilities of the role:

  • Work with the Head of Policy to implement and to further develop ARUK’s external affairs strategy, consider how to best implement the Policy elements of this strategy and contribute to an aligned public affairs function to achieve our influencing goals.
  • To develop and lead programmes of work on key strategic policy areas that position ARUK as a key influencer both nationally and internationally, particularly focusing on how people with dementia will be identified and diagnosed at an early stage of disease to access future treatments.
  • Provide expertise on the NHS processes and pathways, and adoption of new diagnostics and technologies, and brings forth new innovative policy ideas and solutions that deliver on our strategic priorities
  • Develop and maintain mechanisms to keep abreast of the policy environment, particularly in relation to NHS, early diagnosis and access and uptake of new medicines
  • Oversee the work of, contribute to the development and line manage one officer

What we are looking for:

  • Educated to A Level – or equivalent
  • Confidence working with computers – good knowledge of Word, Excel and outlook
  • Experience of working in policy development
  • Experience of building relationships with influencers or supporters
  • Experience of delivering large analytical projects
  • Experience of writing complex policy reports
  • Experience of delivering consultation responses and working with government teams to embed ideas
  • Ability to manage a large programme of work
  • Ability to manage people
  • Excellent personal communication skills, with the ability to communicate with people at all levels face to face and on the phone
  • Ability to write professionally, with an ability to adapt communications for different audiences
  • Ability to work with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workload
  • Strong negotiation skills

Location: Granta Park, Nr Cambridge

Salary: Competitive, plus benefits

Please download the Vacancy Pack for more details.

The closing date for applications is the 29th March 2020, with interviews to be held on the 9th April 2020. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are unable to attend on this date.

In order to be considered, please create an online account using our Online Recruitment System which can be accessed through our Job Vacancies Page. You will be able to attach a CV and covering letter to your application, track your application and view other vacancies that may be of interest.

To view further details about this role and the benefits of working for us please visit the Alzheimer’s Research UK website.

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Posted on: 05 March 2020
Closed date: 30 March 2020
Job ref: PM/20/02
Tags: Policy/Research, Senior Management